A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 19:46:11 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 12:46:11 / January 16, 2017 @ 12:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.3861 East, latitude 3.2999 North, depth = 3.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007wny. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wny. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.69 km (2 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pekan Bahapal, Tebingtinggi, Pematangsiantar (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (28 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km NNW of Kabanjahe, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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